Will Asteroid 137108 Impact Earth?
There is some chance that you have reached this page because of some news stating that there is a significant risk that Asteroid 137108 will hit the Earth in the near future. Asteroid 137108 is in fact known as a Near Earth Object (or NEO), i.e. an asteroid whose orbit is close to intersect Earth's orbit. These asteroids are monitored very closely and, thanks to high precision position observations and celestial mechanic computations, their orbit is usually known with a high level of precision.
In fact, considering the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid 137108 with the Earth is happening on Saturday 7 August 2027 at 07:11 UTC time. At that time the closest distance between Asteroid 137108 and the Earth is 389,869 kilometers, which is a distance equivalent to 1.0141 Lunar Distances, or 61.19 Earth Radii.